Monday, October 2, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1452 King Richard III Of England (1483-85)

In 1737 Judge, Francis Hopkinson (signed the Declaration of Independence)

In 1847 German president, Paul Von Hindenburg (paved Hitler's way)

In 1851 French Marshal, Ferdinand Foch (commander of WWI Allied forces)

In 1852 Chemist, Sir William Ramsay (discovered neon, krypton and xenon)

In 1869 Indian political leader, Mohandas "Mahatma" Ghandi

In 1871 American statesman, Cordell Hull (lowered tariffs) (Nobel-1945)

In 1890 Actor/comedian, Groucho Marx (Duck Soup, Animal Crackers)

In 1895 Actor/comedian, Bud Abbott (Abbott & Costello)

In 1904 English novelist, Graham Greene (Brighton Rock) [d: 4-3-91]

In 1909 Cartoonist, Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon, Jungle Jim) [d: 9-6-56]

In 1914 Actor, Charles Drake (Air Force, Glenn Miller Story) [d: 9-10-94]

In 1921 Robert Runcie, archbishop of Canterbury [d: 7-11-00]

In 1928 Actor, George "Spanky" McFarland (Little Rascals) [d: 6-30-93]

In 1929 Actor, Moses Gunn (Roots, Good Times, Father Murphy) [d: 12-16-93]

In 1932 Baseball player, Maury Wills (LA Dodgers, NL MVP 1962) (85)

In 1935 Astronaut, Robert H. Lawerence [d: 12-18-67]

In 1937 Attorney, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. (O.J. Simpson trial) [d: 3-29-05]

In 1938 Movie critic/journalist, Rex Reed (79)

In 1939 Guitarist, Jimmy Torres (String-A-Longs) (78)

In 1939 Singer/guitarist, Lolly Vegas (Redbone) [d: 3-4-10]

In 1940 Children's author, Anne Spencer Lindbergh [d: 12-10-93]

In 1941 Bassist, Ron Meagher (Laugh Laugh-Beau Brummels) (76)

In 1945 Singer/songwriter, Don McLean (American Pie, Vincent) (72)

In 1946 Actor, Roger Jett (Smithereens) (71)

In 1948 Actor, Avery Brooks (Benjamin Sisko-Deep Space Nine) (69)

In 1948 Fashion designer, Donna Karan (69)

In 1948 Actress, Persis Khambata (Star Trek I) [d: 8-18-98]

In 1949 Photographer, Annie Leibovitz (68)

In 1950 Comic strip characters, Charlie Brown and Snoopy (67)

In 1950 Guitarist, Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike & Mechanics) (67)

In 1951 Singer/songwriter, Sting [Gordon Sumner] (If You Love Somebody) (66)

In 1954 Actress, Lorraine Bracco (Eight Is Enough, The Sopranos) (63)

In 1954 Actress, Lani O'Grady (Mary Bradford-Eight Is Enough) [d: 9-25-01]

In 1955 Singer/songwriter, Phil Oakley (Human League) (62)

In 1956 Singer, Freddie Jackson (You Are My Lady, Rock Me Tonight) (61)

In 1957 Playmate, Kimberly Herrin (March-1981) (60)

In 1958 Singer, Robbie Nevil (C'est La Vie, Dominoes) (59)

In 1964 Playmate, Sherry Arnett (January-1986) (53)

In 1964 U.S. runner, Sheila Echols (Olympic-Gold-1988) (53)

In 1967 Singer/guitarist, Bud Gaugh (Sublime) (50)

In 1968 Tennis player, Jana Novotna (49)

In 1970 Singer, Dion Allen (Az Yet) (47)

In 1970 Actress, Kelly Ripa (Live with Kelly, Hope & Faith) (47)

In 1971 Guitarist, Jim Root (Slipknot) (46)

In 1971 Singer, Tiffany (I Think We're Alone Now, Could've Been) (46)

In 1973 Rap singer, Big Proof [DeShaun Dupree Holton] (D12) [d: 4-11-06]

In 1973 Singer, Lene Nystrom (Aqua) (44)

In 1973 Singer, LaTocha Scott (Xscape) (44)

In 1976 Gospel singer, Mandisa (American Idol) (41)

In 1984 Voice actor, John Morris (Andy Davis-Toy Story) (33)

In 1986 Actress, Camilla Belle (10,000 BC, Cathy-Lost World) (31)

In 1987 Singer, Dia Frampton (Meg & Dia) (30)

In 1992 Singer, Moriah Peters (I Choose Jesus) (25)

In 1999 Actor, Nathaniel Potvin (MECH-X4) (18)

In 1999 Singer, Blake Richardson (New Hope Club) (18)

In 2002 Singer, Jacob Sartorius ("Last Text," "Hit Me Back") (15)

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